Dr. Zhong Wei Chen




Age: 74


Summary: pioneering microsurgeon called the 'father of replantation' who was among the first doctors to successfully reattach a severed hand, who in 1963 operated on a Chinese factory worker whose right hand had been severed an inch above the wrist, which became the first case of extremity replantation reported in medical literature, who published dozens of medical journal articles, including many in English, and who was a founding member of the International Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.



Cause of Death: Apparent accidental fall


Born: October 1, 1929


Died: March 23, 2004


Location: Shanghai, China